As the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal continues to admit witnesses from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Olufemi Ogunrinde, an Ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has disclosed that he transferred results of the 2019 Presidential election to a central server.
Ogunrinde made this known at the Tribunal, on Friday, July 12, where he said: “All I know is that the PO (Presiding Officer), brought the form EC8C. I put the information from the form into the smart card reader, which I transmitted to the server.”
Recall, that the PDP and Atiku, had claimed that they won the election with about two million votes, according to the data collected from the Electoral Commission’s “central server”.
TOS TV gathered that INEC had since denied collating results through the central server.
Ogunrinde however, during further cross-examination, said that he had never seen the server in question.
He explained that he just transmitted information from the smart card readers to the server, based on what he had been taught.
It could be recalled, that the PDP had requested to inspect the INEC server, after alleging that details of the election results were manipulated by the Commission in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC.
The Tribunal denied the request to inspect the alleged INEC server last month, saying that, granting such an order would presuppose that it has ruled that the server actually exists.
The Tribunal deferred pronouncement on the server, until a proper argument has been made by both teams in the substantive petition, which hearing began last week.